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this week with president obama in washington. >> they'll talk about a lot of things. one thing high on the agenda is the japan energy cooperation. japan is looking to the u.s. for an energy boost. prime minister abe will ask president obama to permit shell gas exports to japan. the two leaders will meet on friday at a summit in washington. japan faces a rising energy shortage. most plants are halted and utilits ar depending on thermal power. abe is eager to import shell gas as a new cheaper resource. the u.s. is limiting gas exports to its free trade partners only. that's to avoid pressure on domestic fuel prices. japan must go through a government screening on a case by case basis. the prime minister is busy at home too. he's brainstorming to make japanese industry more competitive. he asked for ideas from panel of business people, academic leaders and cabinet ministers. he want to promote clean energy. the panel gathered on monday night to discuss economic growth in three fields, agriculture, energy and science and technology. >> translator: we see agriculture as a growth sector a
at 5,052. looks like a bit of negative pressure on asian stos. japan pre minister iseaving r washington on thursday for talks with u.s. president barack obama. ahead of the bilateral meeting a top u.s. trade official made comments on the free trade deal. this is a topic that abe has placed at the top of the agenda. u.s. trade representative ron kikr says japan should be willing to negotiate all items to join talks on the tpp. his remarks came at an interview with reuters news agency. kirk says the u.s. and other tpp participants have never allowed any country to have certain countries or products protected before talks began. abe is looking for some assurances from obama. were seeing tokyo stocks down .4 of a%. i'll leave you with a check at markets. >>> investigators in algeria have been collecting evidence and building a case as they probe a deadly hostage siege at a gas plant. islamic militants stormed the facility and took hundreds of workers hostage. at least 39 people, including ten japanese, were killed. nhk has learned more about the group responsible. we've obtained video showi
. >>> japanese prime minister shinzo abe and u.s. president barack obama have met for the first time. they just wrapped up a meeting in washington and touched on everything from the threat posed by north korea to a wide ranging free trade agreement. abe says he and obama agree ed concrete policies and the alliance's future direction. >> translator: i can confidently say the trust and bond in the japan/u.s. alliance are completely restored. >> obviously, japan is one of our closest allies. and the u.s./japan alliance is the central foundation for our regional security and so much of what we do in the pacific region. >> abe said he and obama agreed to take decisive action in response to north korea's missile launches and tests. abe says they'll work together on a new ruz aleutian and tougher sanctions. he also spoke about the east china sea. china and taiwan claim it. he says his administration would respond calmly to china's challenges and noted the u.s.-japan alliance acts as a stabilizing factor. both governments issued a statement on the u.s.-led negotiations for the trans pacific partnership
agenda. he's heading to washington to meet with u.s. president barack obama. white house officials say they'll discuss economic issues, the u.s.-japan security alliance, and their approach to north korea. north korean officials launched a rocket in december. they said they put a satellite into space. but western leaders say they were testing technology for a ballistic missile. some security analysts say such a missile could reach the u.s. west coast and could carry a nuclear payload. north korean scientists carried out another underground nuclear test last week. and authorities in pyongyang have hinted they may conduct another rocket launch before the end of this year. abe and obama will meet on friday at the white house. japanese government officials say the leaders will discuss the deployment of a second x band radar. u.s. army personnel already operate those systems at an air self-defense force base in northern japan. one government official says the additional system will make it possible to track missiles aimed at japan or the u.s. >>> a north korean diplomat made another kind of
important meetings of the year. shinzo abe is flying to washington for his first talks with u.s. president barack obama since he took office in december. their agenda is packed and their discussions are expected to touch on everything from a wide-ranging free trade deal to punishing north korea. >> translator: i want the summit talks to show the international community that japan and the united states have restored the strong bond of their alliance. >> abe says that alliance became unstable during the former democratic party-led administration. he says he's going to talk to obama about the u.s.-led negotiations for the transpacific partnership. nations that joined the discussions for the free trade agreement are supposed to in principle eliminate all tariffs, but abe doesn't want to abide by the precondition. abe and obama are expected to share ideas on what to do about north korea. scientists in the country last week carried out their third nuclear test. they are agreed to push for a nuclear resolution imposing new sanctions on pyongyang. >>> government officials say the prime minister wi
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